The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance.

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Tenants in New York who complete a hardship declaration and provide it to their landlord cannot be evicted before August 31, 2021. Learn more about the hardship declaration and complete one here.

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Use the legal help directory to find a legal services provider close to you who may be able to provide free or low-cost legal help.

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It is illegal for your landlord to make you leave the property without going to court first. If you believe your landlord is illegally evicting you, find out what steps to take.

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